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i'm eric tom pass in for sheryl jen s. >> fright to freedom happening now. two hikers many imprisoned in iran for over two here's have left iran after a secretive release this morning. >> reporter: right now the two americans convicted as spies in iran are on their way to oman. their return to the united states still a couple days away. they were released this morning. the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran they were releaseed to a diplomat in switzerland. sarah shourd released a statement saying we now all want nothing more than to wrap them in our arms, catch up on two lost years and make a new beginning for them and unfortunately us. after two years of uncertainty spent in an iranian prison the two are free. the legal procedure is over
said their attorney. after paying a million dollars in what is being called bail, the men were flown to the nation of oman, reportedly to rest for a couple of days before flying back home. >> we are hopeful, we obviously want to see them back on american soil. >> reporter: the two with sarah shourd were arrested in 2009 for spying when they allegedly trade into iran while hiking in iraq. shourd was released last year. the men were sentenced to eight years in prison. a former journalism professor says he's no spy. >> he would be the last person who would ever be a spy. just his demeanor, his way of being in the world. and so fourth. you know, it is hard to even -- imagine. >> reporter: we sampled reaction. >> i didn't believe the espionage charges. the charges of unlawful entry were justified. i'm a legal studies major that's my scholarly opinion.
>> that was the right thing to do. i don't think two kids deserve to go to jail for two years. >> reporter: iran january president mahmoud ahmadinejad announced the release last week it wasn't until this morning the attorney was able to get a second judge to sign off on the deal. hours later, the men were freed. one question not answered, who put up the half million dollars each? was it the same person or group who put up the same amount for shourd? >> we hope to see them soon. we've been getting a lot of reaction to the release on our facebook. >> finally, i was scared for them. >> stop hiking in jacked up and dangerous regions. use your heads. >> still no word on where the bail money came from? just as terry was saying. >> you can join the conversation at facebook.com/
abc7 news. the man accused in a deadly weekend crime spree in san jose expected to make first court appearance this afternoon to end a flee. 33-year-old paul still low is charged. -- investigators believe at least two people connected to the tree house marijuana collective helped in still low's -- in castillo's escape. family members are planning a jill fry >> police investigating the death of a woman killed inside the restaurant where she worked. she was fund in a bathroom -- she was found in a bathroom last night. investigators believe she was killed by someone interest a past relationship. this site has seen violence before. two men were shot and killed in 2009 when the place was
known as pit boss barbecue. four men were arised. fiery crash at -- at tahoe airport north of lake tahoe injured the pilot of a small plane. he was the only person onboard. it happened around 9:30 this morning. piper crashed during takeoff. you can see the smoke which witnesses reported seeing as soon as the plane erupted in flames no word on the pilot's condition or what caused the crash. another possible shake-up in silicon valley. hewlett-packard's board considering whether to fire its chief executive officer and replace him with meg whitman,. he was named ceo of the company 11 months ago. the company's stock has plunged nearly 50% on his watch. last month hp an it would spinoff its computer business and stop making tablets and smartphones.
>> google's ceo is testifying right now before a senate committee. he's expected to defend the internet giant's search practices saying the company operates in a highly competitive environment and consumers are tree tuesday any site. google is under fire for from rivals for what they claim are anti-competitive practices. the company is the subject of an anti-trust investigation by the ftc. nearly 23 thunder shower nurses in california are preparing -- nearly 23,000 nurses in california are preparing to hit the picket lines. they will hold their one day strike tomorrow over an ongoing contract dispute, staffing levels, health care and pension benefits. the hops will remain open and plan to bring -- the hospitals will remain open and to bring in replacement workers. >> national association of
realtors says sales rose nearly 8% last month. homes at risk of foreclosure made up nearly 1/3 of those sales of the report says many are back bought by investors. first time home buyers analysts say are critical to reviving the housing market, did not change. >> extravagant government spending. find out how much was spent on pastries. >> first, no shortcuts for peace. president obama's critical meeting with israeli's prime minister at the u.n. today. 10 any bennett singing a different tune after -- tony bennett singing a different tune after controversial
>> closed captiing brought to you by mancini sleepworld. san francisco police are looking for the gunmen who opened fire and accidentally shot a 5-year-old girl walking home from school. >> reporter: police say the girl was shot in the knee. she is going to be okay. her shooting has police and residents saying something has to change. it is a busy intersection. an area the community has tried to revitalize with new shops and the rail line. the shooting of a 5-year-old girl has people wondering if the area will ever be safe. >> it is horrible.
it is unfortunate. and this community is full of violence. >> reporter: the owner of the dollar store says yesterday's victim is drawing attention because of her age. but every act of violence out here gets his attention. >> just a month ago a person got killed. a killing up on the hill yesterday. there's always shooting in the community. that's just another example that the city has not eradicated social blight. >> reporter: police believe two men were shooting at each other one of their bullets hit the 5-year-old girl who was walking home from school with her dad. they haven't made any addresses. but think they have good evidence to work with. >> what we do have is video surveillance captured. it was more than one surveillance. we are hoping our team can
review those tapes and find the suspects and hopefully it will lead to possible arrests. >> reporter: police sometimes have trouble getting witnesses to come forward in cases like this. they are hoping this case will be the exception. >> it is a 5-year-old. this isn't adult that we're talking about. this is a child. an innocent victim that was just walking with her dad. >> who is next? is it going to be you? is it going to be me? >> reporter: presidents are complaining about a liquor store in the area. they say it seems to be the center of a lot of illegal activity. the super visor told me she is trying to arrange a meeting with the -- store's owner. >> president obama met with israel's prime minister at the u.n. this morning to discuss strategy in their joint effort to head off a united nations vote on creation of a palestinian state. it is not the nation-building that bothers the administration, it is the way the palestinians are going
about it. t.j. winick reports. >> reporter: addressing the united nations this morning, president obama wanted diplomatic -- walked a diplomatic tightrope. expected to push the palestinians to drop their bid for statehood. >> the president: the question isn't the goal that we seek. the question is, how do we reach that goal? >> reporter: the best bank east jerusalem and gaza strip would encompass the new palestinian state. the u.s. insist there is can be no state while hamas continues to rule gaza, supporting terrorism and refusing to recognize the jewish state of israel. >> the president: we believe any lasting peace must acknowledge the real security concerns that israel faces everyday. >> reporter: palestinian president mahmoud abbas is ready to submit a formal letter requesting statehood to the u.n. security council friday. the u.s. has threatened to veto any vote at the risk of doing serious damage to america's image in the arab and muslim world. >> we oppose it not because we
oppose the creation of a palestinian state. that can only be achieved through direct negotiations. >> reporter: on the the campaign trail republicans are hammering the president on his handling of the mideast. portraying the administration as anti-israel. >> we are equally indig fan of the obama administration -- indignant of the obama administration and their mideast policy of appeasement that has encouraged such an ominous act of bad faith. >> reporter: the president will follow up with separate meetings with abbas and netanyahu. >> i want to thank you mr. president for standing with israel. >> reporter: trying to convince both parties to head back to the negotiating table. t.j. winick, new york. ink iser tony bennett is an poll -- singer tony wennet is apologizing for comments he made about the september 11 attacks while on the howard certain show. >> who are the terrorists are
we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? two wrongs don't make a right. we were bombing them and they told us to stop. they said what are you doing? they came on stronger and they said con, we have to retaliate. no, no. they said give them four times as much. >> bennett has issued an apology on facebook there is no excuse for terrorism and the murder of nearly 3,000 innocent victims of the 9/11 attacks on our country. i'm sorry if my statements suggested anything other than an expression of love for my country. little haze, little heat. fog that was going to bring cooling to the coast still there. it is already cleared up around san francisco. we'll talk about when the coolness of that fog will take over all of our neighborhoods.
apple expected to announce the iphone 5 on october 4th. the company's new ceo will hold a major media event on the next generation phone. no word on whether steve jobs who resigned as ceo in august, will be at that event. apple won't comment on this report. >> san francisco tops the restaurant survey. one of the top regions in the world for food also has some of the worst tippers. bay area diners gave an average tip of a teen.6%. tied with seattle for the lowest -- of 18.6%. tied with cite for the lowest. average is 19.2%. maybe because the meals are so expensive, nearly $39 the fifth highest, throw in the housing cost and gas, i don't know. >> i think we are going to hear a lot of excuses from people.
wait staff is not going to buy it. >> no. but we'll keep trying to say we are not cheap. >> go outside and enjoy and tip your weatherman. i've never spent $39 at in and out. they don't have waitresses any way. 11:19 this morning. what we are looking at is a beautiful picture. look at how far we can see. there's that fog moving from the coast through the bay not having much of affect on the temperatures. there's the beautiful blue sky over downtown san francisco if you look outside, it is hazy. you can see the film of pollution hanging in the air one of the reasons why we have that spare the air day. from the top down a swirl developing. area of low pressure spinning around bringing us a
northeasterly wind in san francisco. that's one of the reason why is it is warming nicely again like it did yesterday. all of our winds fairly calm. half moon bay bay, only eight miles per hour. tempers responding accordingly already. low to mid 70s around the bay shore. low to mid 80s in the east bay. half moon bay, 59° where you will find the come -- comfort today if you don't like the heat. cooler at the coast, spare the air day out there once again. includes remain at the coast tonight. mild lows for most neighborhoods. hot mainly inland through about friday. let's look at how temperatures compare to yesterday. close to free none, oakland, -- fremont, oakland. san francisco maybe the only place where you notice the difference outside the coast. area of low pressure center of
the warm air sitting on top of us and the central valley where they could see triple digits. high pressure across the eastern third of the pacific to the western third of the united states pushing the storm track well to the north. this will break down the high and bring cooler weather starting saturday, everywhere. today mid to upper 90s in the east bay valleys. east bay shore, 82 richmond, 85 oakland. near 90 castro valley, low to mid 90s throughout the south bay. mid 80s san mateo, 90s on the peninsula. upper 60s to low 70s along the coast. near 80 downtown south san francisco and sausalito low to mid 90s through the north bay valley. 68 monterey includes. 20° warmer inland gilroy 96. hunts in the central valley, sunny in tahoe, about 78 today in l.a. with morning clouds
giving way to afternoon sun. heading out to the game, 71 at 7:05 dropping down to 64. should be clear everywhere that will allow temperatures to drop into the 50s in most neighborhoods. clouds along the coast. cooling trend begins tomorrow. you won't notice it away from the beaches until saturday. especially sunday when temperatures are 10 to 15° cooler than today. monday and tuesday of next week close to skwraofrpblt thanks mike. >> you bet. more news. president obama may be competing for face time when he visits the bay area next week. the president set to hold a virtual town hall meeting. the topic jobs and the economy. the president will be taking questions posted to the professional network. the president has previously hosted town hall meetings through facebook and twitter. >> president won't be the only candidate pushing his political agenda online monday facebook will host a live discussion, a question and
answer session with leader -- majority leader eric cantor. extravagant and wasteful. that's how a new report describes conferences held by the department of justice paid for with our tax dollars. the report finds the department spent $16 each on 250 muffins. $8.24 per cup of could have i. $32 are person on snacks of popcorn and candy bars. the department of justice office of the inspector general compiled a report which looked at kinks held in 2008 and 2009. the -- the department says changes have occurred to ensure problems don't occur again. you think they have gold frosting on the
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today at 3:00 on "7live" jazz musician, branford marsalis. >> nasa releasing new details on the dead satellite heading our way. and how a sketch book helped police catch up with vandals. these stories and more on abc7 news at 4:00 and 5:00. >> worry about the satellites some other day it is the heat today. >> if nothing changes i imagine tomorrow will be a spare the air day also. as soon as we know we will let you know. the heat is the big story around the bay and inland. comfortable at the coast that's where you will find relief from the heat until all
of us get some of it this weekend. >> mike thank you. >> remember to keep track of the latest breaking news on twitter. have a great day. >> we'll see you later. [ male announcer ] if you're ready to get more from your tv service, now's a great time to get at&t u-verse tv. make the switch! [ female announcer ] call now to get at&t u-verse tv for only $29 a month for six months. hd-ready dvr included at no extra charge. plus get up to 182 channels with hbo and cinemax free for three months. [ male announcer ] u-verse tv lets you record up to four shows at once on a single dvr. and you can record and play back your shows from any room. even upgrade to over 170 hd channels.
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